Justice and Law Enforcement:
[Comments on Whether D.C. Authority Complied With Applicable Regulations in Paying Its Staff]
B-279095.2, Jun 16, 1998
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on whether the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority has complied with the limitation provided in section 102 of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995 in paying its staff. GAO held that: (1) for some or all of the period in question, the Authority has paid four of its staff members at rates exceeding the pay limitation established by section 102; (2) there is no basis for the Authority to pay regular salary payments to any of its staff at rates exceeding Executive Level IV; and (3) characterizing the excess payments as locality pay does not provide a legal basis for exceeding the level IV limitation established by section 102 of the Act.